Windows 11

So it’s finally here…at least the announcements and the plethora of news and videos about it.
Feel free to discuss about Microsoft’s upcoming new OS here.

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what other os ? what hapen to windows 10 users?

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Windows 11 will be a free update for existing windows 10 users. But it has some security hardware requirements, which I’m not sure of how old they are or how many people might be unable to install w11 as a result.

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Well, it’s Microsoft’s brand new OS which, according to the official website, will come “early 2022”.
They’ll slowly migrate Windows 10 users to the new OS, if they have it registered. I don’t know what’s gonna happen to free, unregistered users. Probably they’ll get a free upgrade too.

Above you can read some news or watch some videos about it, and one of its controversies is the (in)famous TPM 2.0, which’s a “hidden” feature that motherboards from 2017 and onwards have, which’ll you have to turn on in your BIOS to pass the compatibility check besides Secure Boot.

Thankfully mine has it (which’s an AMD AM4 Asus PRIME B450M-GAMING/BR), and it’s called fTPM (firmware TPM) in its settings. However the problem will be Secure Boot since I have dual boot in my PC (the SSD has Windows 10 while one of my HDDs have Linux Mint).

But even so I’m not in a rush to install or test it. I’ll skip the initial release so they can fix all the bugs that come with it just like what happened with Windows 10 when it was firstly released, and hopefully until then they can rethink these requirements or persist in the crazy idea of forcing people to buy new PCs in plain COVID pandemic and hardware crisis regarding GPUs and SSDs due to the “mining craze” in recent years, not to mention the chip shortage which affects all sorts of stuff.

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Much of users dont buy original os because is expensive computersoftware i hope you have reason and thanks for info

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Yeah, the license price for Windows 10 is very salty, and depending of the country you live it can cost the triple or quadruple the price of an AAA game, and you can’t simply trust those shady sites which offer Windows 10 keys for ridiculous low prices which are probably from dubious origins and will eventually be revoked by Microsoft itself.

However, I’ve bought mine very cheaply on an online shop an year ago which is supposedly affiliated with Microsoft but I have my doubts about this statement. Despite this I can’t complain since the key worked and is still attached to my account until this day.

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I heard about the Win11 leak. I’m not too impressed from what I read so far. And I thought Win10 was supposed to be the last OS? I have a vague memory or that somewhere… OK found it. It’s a quote from some microsoft guy in 2015. I am not surprised they changed their minds.

A few months ago I was getting BSOD daily. I didn’t update to some specific version of Win10 yet. I researched the stop codes and they ranged from my hardware was corrupted, my ram was damaged, my drivers were corrupted. I tried system restore and for some reason none of my custom restore points were there except for an automatic restore point that was coincidentally after the BSOD started. I did everything I could, since I knew my hardware was fine, and decided to just update.

Would you know it, it fixed the problem. But I have a nagging suspicion that it was some sort of planned obsolescence. But I can’t be sure because my restore points disappeared. I guess I’ll have to move to Win11 too whether I want to or not.

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I hope that TPM is in all laptops currently being manufactured, because I plan to bey a new laptop this year. Here is an example of laptops I’m looking at:

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R0RZ Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (8-Core), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

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I will not upgrade until they disable the rather idiotic requirements. There are dozens of reasons to have them disabled. To enforce this is their way to enforce that they can never dual boot with another OS. It’s a direct attack on Linux. I’ll either wait for that or for people to modify the installer ISO to disable it (which is already happening on the live-test ISOs for W11).

And to the question above, most modern PCs have TPM and Secure Boot. That laptop almost 99.9% has it.

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It’ll probably work, and you’ll have to check the bios for an “fTPM” option.

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Indeed, which’s why I’ll also wait the dust to settle to install it, because like Windows 10 the first version will come chock full of bugs. And hopefully they’ll have lifted these silly requirements until that day.
I have dual boot and this is a rather complicated situation.

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Yeah they did say that :joy:

They wanted all that autoupdate stuff to become more important.
I guess having a new os is good marketing tho, like apple has them as free updates so long at least up until a certain point :confused: a lot of the people at microsoft changed now so they wanted new direction too

I guess they couldn’t just be win 10 forever lol we did have some big win 10 updates in the past tho

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UGH! :exploding_head: :exploding_head: :exploding_head:

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Here’s a great replacement for Windows 11’s checker.

Here’s my result:

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TPM coming back red could easily mean it’s disabled. They aren’t on by default. It’s still worth going through your BIOS to check, or simply checking your motherboard manufacturer website. :slight_smile:

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Yeah, it’s disabled. Like I said, it’s described as fTPM (Firmware TPM) in my BIOS, and I’ll activate it once I finally install Windows 11 in my PC.

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I thought Windows 10 was it. I thought they were going to just continually update Win10

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I thought Windows 3.1 was supposed to be the final forever version. :smirk:

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i miss windows 98 ah i get old XD

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In my case I miss both Windows XP and 7. Good times when updating the OS wasn’t a Russian Roulette.

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